Jori Lewis

Jori Lewis is an award-winning journalist who writes about agriculture and the environment. Her reports have appeared on PRI’s The World and in Discover Magazine, Pacific Standard, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She is also a contributing editor of Adi, a literary magazine about global politics. In 2018, she received the prestigious Whiting Grant for Creative Nonfiction. Lewis splits her time between Illinois and Senegal, and Slaves for Peanuts (The New Press) is her first book.

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News and Reviews


Read an outtake from Jori Lewis’s Slaves for Peanuts published in Guernica.

Civil Eats

Read an interview with Jori Lewis about Slaves for Peanuts in Civil Eats.

Publishers Weekly

Read a review of Slaves for Peanuts in Publishers Weekly.

Books by Jori Lewis

Slaves for Peanuts
A Story of Conquest, Liberation, and a Crop That Changed History

Jori Lewis